Effortless Property Registration in Brazil Service

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What is it?

Property registration in Brazil involves the legal process of recording real estate ownership at the local registry office (Registro de Imóveis). This ensures the property is adequately documented and legal, protecting your ownership rights and facilitating smoother transactions in the future.

Who needs it?

This service is essential for foreign investors, expatriates with Brazilian spouses, new homeowners, and anyone looking to buy property in Brazil for personal or investment purposes. It’s particularly beneficial for those unfamiliar with the Brazilian legal system and bureaucracy, ensuring compliance and reducing the risk of complications.


  1. Gather the required documents (detailed below).
  2. Have the property inspected and obtain a technical report if necessary.
  3. Go to a local notary (cartório) to get notarized copies of all documents.
  4. Submit all documents to the local property registry office (Registro de Imóveis).
  5. Pay the applicable registration fees.
  6. Wait for the registry office to process the registration and issue the property deed.

Required documents

  • Passport or Brazilian ID (RG/CPF) - can be obtained from the Federal Police for foreigners or local government offices for residents.
  • Proof of Address - utility bills or bank statements.
  • Proof of Income - recent payslips, bank statements, or financial declarations.
  • Property Purchase Agreement - contract signed by both parties.
  • Technical Inspection Report - from certified property inspectors if required.
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable) - to prove spousal relationship.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • Registration fees vary depending on the property’s value and location.
  • The process typically takes a few weeks, but can vary based on local demand and completeness of documentation.
  • Legal assistance is recommended to navigate the complexities of the Brazilian property law.
  • Non-married couples may need additional documentation to prove cohabitation where applicable.
  • Foreign investors may also need to secure a tax ID (CPF) in Brazil.


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